The Future is Data: Capitalising on the Power of Smart Data and Digital Ecosystems

We often hear about the increasing importance of data and analytics for businesses. But are we leveraging on them effectively to create innovative data-driven business models? Embracing digital technology is not just about spot-healing changes and investing in the digital arena but fully capturing the different value that digital technologies offer.

Join the panel of speakers who will share insights on data as the main driver for growth and the impact on business in a data-rich environment.


Sep 14 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 13 - 14 2022
  • Time: 10:00 pm - 12:00 am


Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 406


  • Aaron Tan
    Aaron Tan
    Co-Founder & CEO, Carro

    A programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession, Aaron Tan founded his first startup at 13 and subsequently sold two companies before turning 21.

    Former IT Youth of the Year, Aaron represented Singapore in programming competitions overseas. Aaron subsequently took a scholarship from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and read computer science at Carnegie Mellon and Singapore Management University. As a returning scholar, Aaron helped start Singtel’s venture fund – Singtel Innov8 ventures and invested in over 60 companies globally. Aaron spearheaded the setup of Blk71– Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem.

    Aaron left the fund in 2016 and founded Carro – SEA’s largest online marketplace for cars. In 2021, Financial Times named Carro the fastest growing company in Asia Pacific with revenues of over $700M annually in 2021. Carro has raised over $550M to date and was last valued at over $1B by Softbank Vision Fund and several sovereign funds.

    Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.

  • Jane Leong
    Jane Leong
    Vice President of Data and Growth, Love, Bonito

    Jane Leong leads a team of data enthusiasts that unite in turning data into actionable insights and strategic growth opportunities for Love, Bonito. Since joining the team in 2019, Jane has spearheaded the company’s transformation into a data-driven business with scalable analytics capabilities.

    Passionate about the huge potential that data offers, she delights in innovation and brings both her technical and business acumen to the table, translating data science into impact-driven strategies for the company. A mission-driven leader, she always adopts a business-centric mindset to influence organisational change.

    Prior to joining Love, Bonito, Jane was a venture capital investor at Openspace Ventures where she sourced, executed and managed early-stage technology investments across Southeast Asia. In her earlier years, she was a technology investment banker at J.P. Morgan in New York and Hong Kong. Jane graduated with High Honors from Princeton University with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and wrote her thesis on Algorithmic trading Strategies using Machine Learning.

  • Liau Eng Soon
    Liau Eng Soon
    Cluster Director, Digital Utilities Cluster, Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

    Liau Eng Soon joined IMDA from A*STAR in May 2020 as Cluster Director for Trade and Connectivity (T&C). Although Eng Soon is new to IMDA, the work areas are not new to him. He led the Industry Development Group (IDG) in A*STAR, where T&C was part of the portfolio. During his time in A*STAR, he worked with both MNCs and local enterprises, including SMEs, helping them with technology innovations and productivity improvement. He strongly believes that technology and digitalization will help our companies gain competitive advantages in the marketplace.

    Eng Soon assumed Cluster Director for Digital Utilities in Apr 2022. In this new portfolio, he oversees the Digital Utilities Strategy, as well as the development of IMDA’s current suite of Digital Utilities – E-Invoice, TradeTrust and SGTraDex. He is also concurrently the CEO of SGTraDex Technologies Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IMDA.

    Eng Soon is an Aeronautical Engineer by training and he spent 20 years in the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Air Engineering Officer. He joined IMDA after spending 8 years in A*STAR.

  • Melissa Wong
    Melissa Wong
    Group Chief Product Officer, bolttech

    Melissa Wong leads the overall responsibility to drive the organisation’s growth through product innovation and digital transformation. She works closely with colleagues in technology, customer experience, partnerships and distribution as part of a wider mandate to build and enhance our digital ecosystem. She has a proven track record as a digital leader in the financial sector, having worked in banking and financial services for over a decade. She joins bolttech from the banking industry, where she spearheaded customer-led digital transformation projects and customer journey initiatives.

    In her spare time, Melissa enjoys crewing on sailing yachts, trail running, and road biking.

  • Tay Woon Teck (Session Chair)
    Tay Woon Teck (Session Chair)
    Managing Director, Business Consulting & Head of Private Client Services, RSM Risk Advisory

    Tay Woon Teck is currently the Managing Director of RSM’s Business Consulting and Head of Private Client Services. He consults and assists entrepreneurs to build a corporate culture of resilience. His area of work focuses on helping entrepreneurs discover and preserve value in their business, create or co-create values through innovation and digitalisation, rehabilitate ailing companies and recover from failures.

    He works with our economic agencies to promote Singapore as a hub for global businesses, assist our entrepreneurs connect with ASEAN and the world through RSM network of firms. He is a frequent speaker on ASEAN, Internationalisation and Managing Digitalisation and Transformation.

    He is currently a member of the Global Connect Committee under Singapore Business Federation; and a member of the Industry and Commerce Committee under Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a Board Director at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. He is the Chairman of The Chartered Management Institute, Singapore Branch, and the First Vice President of The Society of Modern Management.
    Woon Teck currently teaches corporate governance and risk management in the School of Business (Accountancy) of the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He co-authored the “Doing Business in ASEAN” guide jointly published by RSM, Rajah & Tann Asia and United Overseas Bank in 2015 and 2016, as well as the booklet on “Building a Treasury Centre for Sustainable Growth” in 2018.

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